There was considerable activity in the park on Saturday, as more than 50 people attended the ‘Print Day’ – a euphemism for a photographic battle between six Camera Clubs from across Wiltshire and Somerset.
For this annual event where each club enters 10 prints in the hope of winning the Interclub Shield. This year Salisbury won the day, with 180 points. Congratulations.
Warminster’s fifth place belies what a close battle it was, with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th places being separated by only one point between one club and the next, but two of our members did especially well; Peter Clarke gained 20 points for ‘Puffin Landing’ and Anjalika Baier 19 points for ‘Getting Stuck In’.
Malcolm MacNaughton travelled from Dorchester to judge the competition. As is usual for this event Malcolm had been invited to give a short presentation of his own images. He showed some of his own black and white prints; he uses a large (5×4) film camera and develops and prints his own images. He showed some images from three different projects, including Wells Cathedral and Rannoch Moor/Glencoe, the latter inspiring several members of the audience to plan to visit (or revisit) the area.
In the main event there was strong competition between the clubs, with prints scoring the maximum 20 points created by Pete Evans and David Evans from Calne, Loveday Powell from Frome Wessex, Robert Harvey and Gill Cardy from Devizes, Mark Cooper from Salisbury, Jill Toman from Norton Radstock and our own Peter Clarke.
The Best Print prize was won by Alan Denison of Frome Wessex for his image entitled ‘Couru’ – very well done.
The winning club was Salisbury (180 points), 2nd Frome Wessex (179), 3rd Calne (174), 4th Devizes (173), 5th Warminster (172), and last but not least, Norton Radstock (171); a closer finish than last year. Thanks to all the clubs who competed and who attended.
Marny Thompson, Chair of Warminster Camera Club said ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the clubs who put considerable effort into competing in our annual Print Day. Malcolm’s comments regarding prints are indeed food for thought’.
Marny also thanked the team effort from Warminster Club members who worked together to host the event, including putting up stands, putting out chairs, baking everything from quiche to cakes, serving refreshments, and tidying everything away at the end.
We my not have won the competition but consider it was a successful event.
Images: Paul Duckworth
Report: Marny Thompson LRPS